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  • CHAPTER 7. CLAIMS FOR ENTITLEMENT OR NONENTITLEMENT OF VA PAYMENTS SECTION A. ALL PAYMENTS 7A.01 GENERAL The major elements of the recertification cancellation/stop payment system are as follows: a. VA will determine the need for cancellation or stop action. b. VA may recertify a payment anytime in the claims cycle. Replacement of other than compensation, pension or education benefit payments will be under the control of the field station within the guidelines established in this chapter. c. For compensation, pension or education benefit payments, the Treasury will issue a substitute payment if the payment is outstanding. d. SF 1184, Unavailable Check Cancellation, revised dates of October 1983 or June 1984 will be used to document the cancellation of an unavailable check or to notify Treasury of the nonreceipt of a check except compensation, pension or education benefits. The detailed procedures for processing an SF 1184 are found in Treasury Fiscal Requirements Manual 4-7000. e. Compensation, pension or education benefit payment cancellations and nonreceipt notifications will be input through an automated system utilizing a VDT (Video Display Terminal). f. Other information services pertaining to a Treasury payment will be obtained using SF 1184 for all payments except compensation, pension or education benefit payments. The VDT input will be used for compensation, pension or education benefit payments. These services include check status, credits on cancellations, substitute checks, photocopies and claim forms from the Treasury Department, BGFO (Bureau of Government Financial Operations). g. Each ALC (Agency Location Code) will receive current and subsequent advice of all BGFO actions by means of a DAS (Daily Advice of Status). h. The Treasury will enter credits and charges directly to the ALC's Budget Clearing Account (36F3880) which is maintained in the VA Administrative Accounting System: (1) If the original check has not been negotiated and the stop reason A, D, E, F, G, J, T, U, has been submitted; or (2) If the check is paid subsequent to a cancellation; or (3) If both original and substitute checks are paid. 7A.02 EFFECTS OF RECERTIFICATION ON DIFFERENT VA SYSTEMS a. Payments Issued by the CALM System. The information contained in this chapter does not change the procedures in MP-4, part V, chapter 12G.08 when canceling an unavailable check. Field stations which have issued payments through the use of the CALM system will follow the above reference, complete
  • the necessary forms and forward them to the VADPC, Austin, Texas. Thus payments issued by ALC 36 00 1200, will be handled by Austin DPC, after being received from field stations on a manual basis in accordance with these instructions and those contained in Treasury Fiscal Requirements Manual 4-7000. b. Compensation, Pension, Education Benefit Payments Issued by the VA DPC, Hines, Illinois. Field stations will use the VDT system to process both nonreceipt claims and benefit cancellations (SF 1184). Inquiry and input capability will be available on the VDT system. All benefit payments issued by the VADPC, Hines, IL are to be processed via the VDT system, including Compensation, Pension, Education, section 903, chapter 32 (excluding manual ch. 32, and sec. 901), chapter 31 and REPS (Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors). Instructions are contained in section B of this chapter. c. All Other Payments. For procedures pertaining to payments issued by all other systems (all other ALC's), including Insurance, Mortgage Loans, Direct Loans, local 36XOI37 payments, Education Loan Payments, chapter 32 manual records, section 901, and Jobs Bill, use the procedures in Treasury Fiscal Requirements Manual 4-7000, and the instructions herein. Procedures pertaining to payments issued from the PAID system are issued in Payroll Operating Procedures MP-6, part V, supplement no. 2.3. 7A.03 PROCEDURES TO COMPLETE SF 1184 The SF 1184 is a four-part carbon form (see fig. 7A.01). The form has the following data fields that must be completed: a. CK.SYM. A four-digit symbol under which the check was issued. Field stations will leave this field blank and furnish the check range or other information necessary for the TDC (Treasury disbursing center) to identify the specific symbol. b. CK.SERIAL. The eight-digit number of the check. The field stations will leave this blank and furnish the check range or other information to enable the TDC to identify the specific check in the "For Agency Use" block. c. CK.AMOUNT. The full amount of the check is in this 10-digit field. d. CK.DATE. This field consists of month (two digits), day (two digits) and year (two digits), all numeric. e. AGY./PAYEE ID NO. This alphanumeric field allows for a maximum of 11 characters to be provided by the field stations. f. LINE CODE. A numeric digit indicating the total number of lines used by the field station for the payee's name and address. g. STOP CD. The appropriate one-character alpha code as indicated in figure 7A.02. h. AGENCY CODE. An alpha character indicating the submitting agency. The VA will always be the letter V.
  • i. PAYEE NAME. Two lines of 30 characters are provided. The second line will be used in cases where the payee's name requires more than one line. j. ADDRESS. The address provided in this field will be that of the payee. This address will appear on claims documents sent by Treasury (see claims processing below) and will assist station processing. k. NAME OF DECEDENT. In cases where the reason for nonentitlement is death of the payee before the issue date of the check, the name of the decedent is required and will be placed in this 30-character field. If the name of the decedent is not provided with a "Deceased" stop reason code, the SF 1184 will be rejected (see par. 7A.07). l. D of DEATH. Required when subparagraph k applies; format will be the same as in subparagraph d. m. AMT.TO BE RECLAIMED. In most cases, this will be the full amount of the check. If the stop reason code used by the field station indicates that credit should be returned to the agency and the payment status of the check is "outstanding," the full amount of the check (subpar. c) will be credited to the agency. In instances where the payment status is "paid," the amount to be reclaimed will be indicated by the field stations and the amount to be recovered from the banking system by the Treasury. n. AGY. LOC. CODE. This field contains the eight-digit numeric symbol used by Treasury to identify agency accounting stations. The first two digits for all VA field stations is 36. The third and fourth will be 00. The fifth digit will be 0, and the last three will be the VA field station number, i.e., Philadelphia VA regional office and insurance center36 00 0310. o. AGENCY OUTPUT. A numeric digit indicating the type of output (hardcopy or magnetic tape): (1) Those stations using the automated NBC system will use a 1. (2) All other stations which process manually will use a 2. p. AGENCY REFERENCE. This is a 35-character field and will accommodate extensive station cross-referencing. For example, this field may be used by the station to relate to individual payment information. The following is recommended: two-position year, three-position Julian Date, three-position sequence number and three-position VA station number. For example, if the SF 1184 entered by the VA Regional Office and Insurance Center, Philadelphia, PA on April 1, 1984 is the first to be entered, the SF 1184 Agency Reference will be: 84 092 001 310. 7A.04 WHEN TO FILE SF 1184 The field stations will prepare an SF 1184 when: a. The payee claims nonreceipt of his/her U.S. Treasury payment. b. The payees check has been lost, stolen, destroyed, mutilated or forged.
  • c. The agency determines that the payee is no longer entitled to the proceeds of the payment. d. The agency requires a photocopy of a check or the payment status of a payment for administrative purposes. e. The agency wishes to recertify a payment. However, it is the policy of the VA that benefit payments will not be recertified, i.e., CP&E, REPS, JOBS, CH. 31, CH. 32 Benefits. 7A.05 PROCESSING OF THE SF 1184 AT THE STATION a. Manual Input. The SF 1184 must be typed and will be signed by the Fiscal Officer at the field station and sent to the TDC servicing your ALC. The "Agency Copy" will be retained by the field station. b. Automated Input. See procedures contained in section B of this chapter. 7A.06 TREASURY PROCESSING a. General. Treasury will process the SF 1184 through its DCC (Division of Check Claims) to determine the payment status of the check. The Treasury status response to the ALC will be based on the stop reason codes (see fig. 7A.02) supplied by the ALC or field stations. For every SF 1184 record processed by the DCC, the ALC will receive a DAS (Daily Advice of Status) (see fig. 7A.04). The DAS is not an accountable document. It is for informational purposes only. The Status Messages (see fig. 7A.03) on the DAS will notify the ALC of the payment status of the check and action to be taken by Treasury. The following information will be contained on the DAS: (1) Agency Name and Address. Treasury input based on the ALC. (2) Agency Location Code. As stated on SF 1184. (3) DAS Number. Sequential number assigned by Treasury each day to every DAS issued. (4) Agency Reference. As stated on SF 1184. (5) Payee Identification Number. As stated on SF 1184. (6) Check Serial. As stated on SF 1184. (7) Check Date. As stated on SF 1184. (8) Check Amount. As stated on SF 1184. (9) Stop Cede. As stated on SF 1184. (10) Status Message. Supplied by Treasury to indicate the payment status of the check and the action to be taken by Treasury. (11) Amount To Be Reclaimed. As stated on SF 1184. (12) Date of Death. As stated on SF 1184. (13) Name of Decedent. As stated on SF 1184.
  • b. Those field stations which process manual SF 1184, i.e., education loan, mortgage loan and insurance under their ALC will receive information directly from DCC. (1) An accounts receivable will be established at the ALC in the Budget Clearing Account (36F3880) when a notice of payment over cancellation is received. (2) After notice of a double payment is received, the accounts receivable can be cleared by recovery of the overpayment from the payee, receipt of funds from DCC due to cancellation, reclamation recovery or unavailable photocopy credit, or the writeoff of uncollectible accounts. (3) After the DCC adjudicates the claim, and the DCC finds that the claim is in order, the agency will receive a credit. The credit can be used to offset previously established accounts receivable or to pay the claimant. If at any time a photocopy of the check becomes available, due to payment, the DCC will reverse the credit to the VA and charge the ALC. 7A.07 REJECTION OF AN SF 1184 INPUT If the SF 1184 is determined to be incorrect or illegible, the SF 1184 will be returned to the station without further processing and the station will have to resubmit a corrected SF 1184. The DAS will inform the ALC by status message that the SF 1184 is rejected and the reason for the rejection. 7A.08 ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE CHECK HAS NOT BEEN PAID a. Credit to ALC. When the Status Message Code 32-Outstanding-Check canceled; agency credit to follow, with any of the following Stop Reason Codes A, D, E, F, G, S, T, U (see fig. 7A.02), a credit will be provided to the ALC. The credit will be recorded by the DCC in the Budget Clearing Account (36F3880). The ALC will receive SF 1081, Voucher and Schedule of Withdrawals and Credits, information prepared by the DCC which will be the documentation needed to credit the 36F3880. In the accounting system, CALM, PAID, chapter 32, there is account 36F3880, which is used as a conduit account, to transfer the credits or charges to the appropriation, fund or account from which the payment originated. Loan Guaranty and Insurance Accounting System will share a manual ledger for 36F3880. The Treasury's SF 1081 charges and/or credits will be manually posted to 36F3880, on an interim basis, until they can be identified and transferred to the appropriate Loan Guaranty and/or Insurance Fund. (NOTE: The pending receivables in this budget clearing account should be kept by appropriation, fund, or account, and reconciled periodically to determine if there is a possibility of an antideficiency violation.) b. Reporting Requirements for Manual 36F3880. The Budget Clearing Account 36F3880 will be reported in the "Other Series of Accounts" on the "Other Trial Balance." The reporting will be accomplished on VA Form 4-5309, Trial Balance of General Accounts Code Sheet, per instructions in MP-4, part V, chapter 4, paragraph 4B.04 and figure 4-1. Code 36F3880 on a separate sheet from other funds and use a "3" for Department Code and a "14" for Type of Trial Balance. All other coding instructions in figure 4-1 remain unchanged. Also, Supplemental Trial Balance reporting will be required.
  • c. ALC Transfer of Credit. After receiving a credit and a detail listing supporting credit to account 36F3880, an OF 1017-G, Journal Voucher, or another type of expenditure transfer will be prepared by the ALC to transfer the credit from 36F3880 to the appropriation or fund account from which the original payment was made. NOTE: No funds will be disbursed from Budget Clearing Account 36F3880. This account is only for the ALC to receive debits and credits from Treasury. Therefore, credits and debits to this account by Treasury will be transferred out of 36F3880 back to the original appropriation before disbursements are made. The ALC will report the expenditure transfer on its SF 224, Statement of Transactions, at the end of the accounting month.Any credit amount transferred to 36F3880 will be reflected on the TFS Form 6653, Undisbursed Appropriation Account. The TFS Form 6653 is received in the Central Office Financial Reports Division (047B 1) each month from the Treasury Department. This address is the one currently used for the general Budget Clearing Account (suspense) 36F3875. d. Photocopy and Status Requests. The purpose of stop reason codes K, L, M and R, is to obtain photocopies, paid checks or payment status information. When these codes are used and the check is outstanding, the DAS will provide status information to the ALC; or if a photocopy is being requested the DAS will indicate "Outstandingno photocopy." The purpose of these stop reason codes is for inquiry only and will not be to generate credits or to initiate action for payees. 7A.09 ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE CHECK HAS BEEN PAID a. A photocopy of the paid check is normally available within 60 days. In the case where the payment status of the original check in Treasury is paid, the Status Message 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, or 93, on the DAS will so indicate. The Status Message (see fig. 7A. 06) will advise the ALC that the check has been paid; and if applicable (stop reason codes C, F, U, J) that a photocopy of the paid check, a Claim Form TFS Form 1133, Claim Against the United States for the Proceeds of a Government Check, (see fig. 7A.05) will be sent to the payee, and the Claims Document (see fig. 7A.06) will be provided to the ALC. For stop reason codes A, D, K, and L, all documents will be provided to the ALC. Except in those instances which are explained in section B, all information for those stations which have automated stops will be returned to the ALC. b. After the DCC adjudicates the claim, and they find that the claim was in order, the agency will receive a credit. The credit can be used to offset a previously established account receivable or to pay the claimant. If at any time a photocopy of the check becomes available, due to payment, the DCC will reverse the credit to the VA and charge the ALC. 7A.10 PAYMENT OF CHECK AFTER CANCELLATION On those occasions where a payee cashes an original check and the check has been canceled, the DCC will reverse the original payment and charge the ALC. The DCC will send a photocopy of the paid check, a Claim Form and a Claims Document to the ALC. Treasury will then charge the ALC's Budget Clearing Account. The agency must then seek to collect any overpayment from the payee
  • following the VA's debt collection procedures published in MP-4, part IV, chapter 5. STOP REASON CODES A Recertified B EntitlementIssue Substitute Before Status C EntitlementIssue Substitute D EntitlementDo Not Issue Substitute E Deceased F Nonentitlement G Lost/StolenEndorsed I Substitute NonreceiptCancel K Photocopy L Certified Photocopy M StatusNo Photocopy R Follow-up to Pre-Recertification Stop S Agency Match Nonentitlement T Agency Match Deceased U Legal Incapacitation STATUS MESSAGE CODES Initial Stop Edit Rejects: 01-Rejected resubmit stop with missing data. 02-Check description error-resubmit corrected stop. 03-Rejected-furnished date of death procedures action; resubmit Nonentitlement stop if check not received. 04-Rejected-unacceptable use of Deceased reason code; resubmit Nonentitlement stop if representative payee did not receive check. 05-Rejected-Nonnumeric data in numeric only field. 06-Rejected-invalid check date field. 07-Rejected-invalid stop reason code. 08-Rejected-invalid agency location code. 09-Rejected-invalid account/output Indicator. Paid Status: 11-Paid-photocopy and claim to follow.
  • 13-Paid-DCC reclamation; no photocopy to agency. 14-Paid-photocopy to follow. 15-Paid-certified photocopy to follow. 16-Paid-Status. 17-Paid-endorsement may prohibit claims action; photocopy and claim to follow. 18-Paid-statute of limitations expired; no photocopy available. Outstanding Status: 31-Outstanding-substitute check issued. 32-Outstanding-check canceled; agency credit to follow. 33-Outstanding-no photocopy. 34-Outstanding-Status. Subsequent Stop Rejected: 51-Duplicate stop-resubmit Substitute Nonreceipt if payee still claims nonreceipt. 52-Rejected-unacceptable use of stop reason code. 53-Duplicate stop. 54-Rejected-no substitute check issue because initial stop found paid statute. 55-Rejected-Outstanding check not canceled-No issue reported for check contact disbursing office. Resubmit stop when issue is recorded. Payments Payments-Over-Cancellations: 61-Payment-over-cancellation reversal of previous agency credit on 05-01-84 by SF 1081 No. 159659 ; photocopy and claim attached. 62-Payment-over-cancellation reversal of previous agency credit on 05-01-84 by SF 1081 No. 159659 ; photocopy used for DCC reclamation on Deceased stop. 63-Payment-over-cancellation reversal of previous agency credit on 05-01-84 by SF 1081 No. 159659 ; photocopy and claim attached; endorsement may prohibit claims action. Exceptions Payment Reject Status: 40-Payment exception-DCC will investigate and advise. 41-Payment exception-DCC will investigate and advise. 42-Payment exception-DCC will investigate and advise.
  • 43-Payment exception-DCC will investigate and advise. 44-Payment exception-DCC will investigate and advise. Two Check Payments: 91-Both checks paid-charge to agency; photocopies and laim attached. Three Payments: 93-Third payment against check; charge agency with photocopies and claim attached. Previous agency credit reversal on 5-1-84 by SF 1081 No. 159659 . NOTE: The field station must retain this copy of the Claims Document since the information provided on this form must be furnished to Treasury in the event that the field station requests followup information on a claim. SECTION B. CP&E AUTOMATED BENEFIT PAYMENTS 7B.01 GENERAL a. Regional offices will submit, with few exceptions, all claims for entitlement and nonentitlement via Target to the Hines DPC (Data Processing Center). These will include DD/EFT payments, check payments and requests for photocopies of check payments pertaining to CP&E (compensation, pension and education) benefits maintained by Hines DPC. b. The Hines DPC will process the claim by converting it to magnetic tape format for submission to the appropriate TDC (Treasury disbursing center). The records, which meet TDC edits, will then be submitted to other elements of the Department of the Treasury for the appropriate action. Data not meeting the TDC edit criteria will be returned to the regional office by Target with a reject code. c. The Kansas City and Austin TDC's will return all claims to the Hines DPC, except current month claims, within 3 workdays after receipt of the records. Current month claims or a claim received within 30 days of the check issue date will be held for 10 days before processing. After each claim has been processed, the appropriate regional office will receive notification from the Hines DPC by Target message. This Target message will be in the same format as the original input except for the deletion of the name and address and the addition of the check number, TDC symbol and disposition code. The disposition code will indicate the action taken by the TDC. d. The Austin TDC will process all DD/EFT claims dispositions through the Hines DPC. Upon receipt of a trace processed, the disposition process is completed, e. The DCC (Division of Check Claims) will process all claims into the CP&R (Check Payment and Reconciliation) system to determine the status of the check. The field station will be provided with an intermediate response or final disposition. 7B.02 PROCESSING OF ENTITLEMENT AND NONENTITLEMENT CLAIMS (NONRECEIPT OF BENEFIT PAYMENTS)
  • a. The following list shows types of claims which will be processed into the Target System: (1) Entitlement (a) Lost, stolen, endorsed or unendorsed checks. (b) Nonreceipt. (c) Mass Loss. (d) Request for (regular or certified) photocopy. Requests are restricted to administrative use for debt collection involving proposed or actual cases in litigation. No exceptions are permitted for the beneficiary or internal use. The Finance activity can process a claim as nonreceipt using the agent cashier's name and the regional office address. The Finance activity may then photocopy the material provided by the Division of Check Claims for record purposes and forward the original documents to the VA District Counsel or U.S. attorney. (2) Nonentitlement. Recovery of overpayments. b. A payee may contact the regional office by personal visit, telephone, or letter, claiming nonreceipt of a benefit payment. The following conditions must exist before processing claims for nonreceipt: (1) A payment must have been issued and not held (canceled). (2) A minimum of 3 calendar days must have elapsed after date of payment. (3) A returned check credit or DD/EFT credit in the form of a returned check card is not of record and there is no knowledge of a check or credit in the process of being returned. (4) The payee has allowed sufficient time for forwarding of mail in case of change of address. (5) No return check message, VA Form 20-6560, Notice of Benefit Payment Transaction, or VA Form 20-8271, Notice of Exception-CF&E Input Transaction had been filed or is about to be filed in the payees claim folder. c. When a check is reported not received, lost or stolen, the beneficiary should be informed that the processing system may take up to 4 weeks or more for a current month nonnegotiated check or 10 weeks or more before a claim form and a photocopy of a negotiated check can be provided. d. The TDC will not accept a followup request. e. Personal Visit. If a payee visits the VSD (Veterans Services Division) claiming nonreceipt, the Finance activity will be contacted to obtain necessary information to complete the VA portion of FL 4-340, Instruction to Payee Re Benefit Check Not Received or FL 4-340a, Instruction to Payee Re. Missing Direct Deposit Payment (DD/EFT). The FL 4-340 will be forwarded to the Finance activity for input to Target. When a FL 4-340a is prepared, the payee must secure the certification of an officer of the financial institution that was to receive the payment.
  • f. Telephone Calls. When the VSD receives a telephone call pertaining to nonreceipt of a benefit check, a VA Form 27-8386, Veterans Assistance Inquiry, will be forwarded to the Finance activity for further action. The Finance activity will determine the specific check information and forward the claimant a FL 4-340 or FL 4-340a to the claimant for completion. If the payee was not due a check, the Finance activity will annotate the form with the reason and return it to VSD. g. Correspondence (1) All correspondence pertaining to nonreceipt of benefit payments will be forwarded to the Finance activity for action. (2) The correspondence must contain sufficient information for the claim to be processed through Target. In the event sufficient information is not provided, FL 4-340 or FL 4-340a will be mailed to the payee for completion. h. Mass Loss (1) Mass loss of benefit checks exists when circumstances indicated conclusively that a group of checks are irretrievably lost; e.g., robbery, lost mail pouches, etc. A group of 25 or more checks must be lost in a single incident for mass loss procedures to be initiated. A loss of less than 25 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. (2) Mass loss is determined by the number of inquiries or claims from a certain area or ZIP Code, or a call from the post office or a law enforcement agency indicating that there was alleged theft that contained VA payments. The Finance activity should be notified immediately. The Finance activity should determine if the circumstances indicate a possible mass loss. If a mass loss is indicated, VA Central Office (047C2) FTS 389-5031 should be notified. A request should be placed, by the Finance activity, with the Claims Division of the appropriate TDC for a printout of the VA payments to the ZIP Codes involved. (3) The Claims Division of the appropriate TDC will provide, upon request, a listing of payments mailed within a ZIP Code. (4) FL 4-340 or FL 4-340a must be received in every instance for record purposes. In order to expedite the replacement of mass loss payments, the FL 4-340 or FL 4-340a may be submitted to the payee after the claim has been processed into the Target System. (5) A substitute check will be issued from the TDC which produced the original payment. Substitute payments will be issued within 48 hours after the original payment input is received by the TDC which produced the original payments. i. Third Party Loss. The claimant must provide a claim in writing, which must be signed by the beneficiary showing: the name, approximate date of check and the VA file number printed on the face of the check. The Finance activity will provide the check number, D.O. Symbol Number and confirm the information submitted by the third party. The claimant should be furnished the name and address of the appropriate TDC to which the claim should be directed. No claim will be input into the VA system for this type of loss.
  • 7B.03 INITIAL ACTION BY REGIONAL OFFICE ON DEATH/NONENTITLEMENT CASES Upon receipt of VA Form 20-6560, Notice of Benefit Payment Transaction, advising that an overpayment has been created due to the death of the payee: first see MP-4, part IV, chapter 5, section D, and then proceed to paragraph 7B.05. 7B.04 FINANCE PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETION OF FL 4-340 OR FL 4-340A It is imperative that the information entered on FL 4-340 or FL 4-340a be correct, complete and legible. The guidelines as shown will be used when completing FL4-340. The FL4-340a is similar, except a DD/EFT payment is made rather than a check payment. a. In Reply Refer To: Surname, First Name, Middle Initial, Payee Number, and File Number (as appropriate). b. Type of benefit check: Compensation and Pension Education Regular Regular Irregular Advance Retroactive Special (teletype) Special (teletype) Special (manual) Special (manual) REPS Chapter 31 (regular) Chapter 32 (regular) Chapter 31 (one-time Chapter 32 (advance) payment) Jobs Act of 1983 903 c. Date of check: "MMDDYY" will be shown for all types of payments except special payments. Month and year only will he shown for special payments. d. Check Identification (1) Special Payments and Chapter 32-First check number on voucher for manual and computer payments. (2) Chapter 31-Actual check number as furnished by the Treasury Department. (3) Retroactive Payment-Will contain "MMDDYY" of payment or cycle number of payment. (4) Education (chs. 34 and 35)-Will show cycle number if less than 61 days from date of check. If more than 60 days from date of check, "MMDDYY" will be shown. (5) All other Type Payments: Use "MMDDYY" of issue.
  • e. Amount: Appropriate payment amount. f. ZIP Code: Use appropriate ZIP or foreign mail code to which original check was mailed. g. Issuing Station No.: Use the station number of the station that initiated the payment. 7B.05 TARGET INQUIRY AND CLAIM INPUT a. Target Inquiry (1) To make an inquiry it is necessary to activate a Ready Screen. The Ready Screen (see fig. 7B. 01) will retrieve a master record from the recertification master file after the following entries are entered:
  • Field Title Entry Command "RINQ", recertification inquiry. Password Available to all TAC (Target Access Card) holders. File No. Social security number or file number, this is a nine position field, which is left justified (place to the left) when using an eight digit claim number. If the file number is 9 digits, the first number cannot be 6, 8, or 9. Payee No. Appropriate payee number. Benefit Benefit type will be identified by selecting from the following: CPL-C&P Living CPD-C&P Death Case CH31 CH32 CH34 CH35 903 REPS JOBS EOD This is the Check date which is the "MMDDYY", unless the any portion cannot be determined then the day portion must be blanks "MM YY".
  • (2) Treasury Response: These additional fields will not be operator input. The data is provided by Treasury and will include check number, pay issue date, D.O. symbol, disposition code and Treasury Response data (see fig. 7B.05). There will be new messages which are described in paragraph 7B.08. (3) The system retrieves the record requested or provides one of the following messages in the legend: (a) No record found-start new command PA2 key. (b) File not available-try later. (c) Inquiry only-use PA2 key for new command. b. Target Claim Input (1) To input a claim, it is necessary to activate the Ready Screen (see fig. 7B.02). The entries to the Ready Screen are the same as for inquiry, except as follows: Field Entry Title Password Available to all Finance activity TAC holders Command "RUPD," Recertification update. See paragraph 7B.05a(l) above for entries: File No.,Payee No. and Benefit Type. (2) Under the RUPD command the master record file is searched for a corresponding record. If a record is found, the ROI screen will display the following message: Record exists for this paymentstart new command with PA2 key. (3) The ROI screen is provided with the following information from the Ready Screen (see fig. 7B.03): File number, payee number, benefit and check date. Also if there is a current benefit master record, the system provides the Stub Name to the screen's Stub Name field. (1) File (Combined With Payee No.) No., Check Date, and Benefit: This information is provided by Target from data input on the Ready Screen. (2) Stub Name: This information is extracted from a matching benefit master record. If there is no matching benefit master record, a message will appear at the bottom of the screen: "No Benefit Master Record Exists for this File No./Payee. " No input is required by field station personnel.
  • (3) Rec Date: This date is system provided. The date indicates the original date entered into system. (4) Payee Name: First name, followed by blank: middle initial, followed by blank; surname, followed by blank and suffix, if any. In death cases and DD/EFT payments use the beneficiary's name. This is limited to 20 alphanumeric characters. (5) Treasury Name: (a) Will contain the first three characters of payee's surname or the first three characters of other than individuals excluding blanks (i.e., VA medical centers, Treasury name is VAM or other institutions acting as representative payee). (b) When DD/EFT use the first three characters of payee's name. (c) When the claim involves a death case use the first three characters of the beneficiary's surname. (6) Station No.: A three position field, use regional office number from which original payment was authorized. (7) Pay Amount: This is a nine-position alphanumeric field which is left justified. Each entry must include (.00) decimal and "cents." Examples: 100000.00 10000.00 10.00 (8) Name/Address (Limited to Five Lines): (a) Entitlement Claims. These fields will contain the name and the address to which the replacement check is to be mailed. Complete the name and address field with the current five-digit ZIP Code or two spaces followed by the current three-digit foreign code. Use only the current ZIP Code or the ZIP Code to which the payment or photocopy is to be mailed. If this is not the current address of record, a change of address should be considered. The Finance activity may process a nonreceipt claim using the beneficiary's name in care of the agent cashier and the regional offices address. (b) Entitlement/Direct Deposit check or DD/EFT: These fields will contain the current address of the claimant. (c) Nonentitlement: These fields will contain the current address of payee when there has been a change of address. (d) Photocopy requests: These fields will contain the address of the agent cashier of the requesting field station. (9) Type Pay: One of the following numeric codes will be used in this field:
  • C&P Code Education Code Regular 1 Regular 1 Irregular 2 Advance 2 REPS 3 Retroactive 3 Special (teletype) 4 Special (teletype) 4 Special (manual) 5 Special (manual) 5 903 6 Chapter 32: Chapter 31: Regular 6 Regular 6 Advance 7 One-Time Payment 7 Jobs Act 8 (10) Claim Code: Use one of the following alpha codes, as appropriate in this field: Code Description B Entitlement-Issue substitute check before status-use only for mass loss. C Entitlement-Issue substitute check after status. E Nonentitlement-Death. F Nonentitlement. G Lost Stolen Endorsed. J Substitute Nonreceipt-Cancel. K Photocopy. L Certified Photocopy. M Status-No Photocopy. T Agency Death Match Case. U Nonentitlement-Mental Incapacitation. R Follow-up to Pre-recertificationstop. This code is not an input code, but will be substituted for any of the above codes by the TDC when a claim for the payment in question was generated prior to recertification. (11) Pay Ident. Items: This field is subdivided on the ROI screen, under separate subtitlesCheck No., Pay Date, Cycle No. and Trace No. into which the
  • appropriate data as described below is placed. Only one data field is completed per claim. (Trace number field will not be used until advised.) (a) Special Payments and Chapter 32. Use first check number on voucher. (b) Chapter 31. Use actual check number from payment cards furnished by Treasury Department. (c) Retroactive Payment. If using cycle number this is a 1 position field. When using "MMDDYY" positions 1 and 2 must be blank. (d) Education, Chapters 34 and 35. Use cycle number if less than 61 days from the date of the check. If more than 60 days from date of check use "MMDDYY". (e) All other type payments use "MMDDYY". (12) D.O. Symbol: This is a one position alphanumeric field. Position one must contain an "A" or "K". "A" will be used for all types of C&P and chapter 31 benefits. "K" will be used for all types of education, 903 and chapter 32 benefits. (13) Event Date: This six-position field is completed with "MMDDYY" of death or mental incapacitation. Claim Codes "E" and "T" only. (14) Rep. Payee DSD: This field is completed with a "1" when the representative payee is deceased. The Claim Code must be "F". (15) Reclaim Amt.: This is an eight-position field which is left justified including decimal and cents. The Claim Code must be "E," "F," "T," or "U". This field is completed when the reclaim amount is less than the pay amount. (16) Bank Routing No.: This is an eight-position field. This field and the following three fields must be completed for all DD/EFT payments along with the Check Digit, Bank Account No. and Account Type fields. The information is on the SF 1199A, Authorization for Deposit of Federal Recurring Payments, and should be in the VA File Folder. (17) Bank Account No.: This is a left justified 17-position alphanumeric field. This field must be completed for all DD/EFT payments. (18) Account Type: This is one position containing either a "C" for a checking account or an "S", for a saving account. This field must be completed for all DD/ EFT payments. (19) Check Digit: A one-digit numeric position. This field must be completed for all DD/EFT payments. (20) Next Screen: If "END" is entered, a transaction will not be generated. The following message will be displayed: "Processing Canceled Start New Command With PA2 Key." d. Reject Messages. Self-explanatory reject messages will appear in the legend, such as "Missing/Invalid Data" and the applicable field will be highlighted. Errors resulting from input of incorrect data relating to other fields will cause those fields to be highlighted, and an appropriate message will be displayed.
  • e. S14 Screen, Treasury Responses. This screen (see fig. 7B.06) will allow the field station to access the preceding ten processing days' reports of Treasury Responses or disposition codes. The field station's request will create a printout of the requested days Treasury Responses. The screen fields are as follows: Ready Screen: It is necessary to activate a ready screen. Field Title Entry Command NOES. Screen No. S14. Enter Place X under date to be printed. Screen Message One of the following two messages will appear: Printing is in progress hit PA2 key. No Treasury dispositions or responses for that day, select another day or hit PA2 key. 7B.06 PROCESSING DATA BY TREASURY DISBURSING CENTER The schedule for processing claims by the TDC is 3 working days except for current month claims. Current month claims will be held for 10 days before processing. All claims will be searched against TDC records to determine if payment was issued and if any previous action was taken against the payment. If a check was issued and no previous cancellation action taken, a stop record will be entered on a tape by the appropriate TDC. The tape will be submitted to the Department of the Treasury, DDP (Division of Data Processing) for processing into the CP&R (Check Payment and Reconciliation) system. The TDC will, where the status of the original payment was DD/EFT, issue a TFS 150. 1, Trace Request for Electronic Funds Transfer Payment 7B.07 RECEIPT OF DISPOSITION TAPE BY HINES DPC FROM TREASURY DISBURSING CENTERS a. The Hines DPC will transmit daily by Target a "Listing of Claims Processed by Treasury" to the appropriate regional office as the disposition tapes are received from the TDC'S. The Target message will be in the exact format as originally submitted, except that the name/address segments will be eliminated and a disposition code, check number, and D.O. symbol will be added. This information is also available through the Target RINQ command. The disposition codes which explain the TDC action are as follows: Disposition Definition 01 Stop-payment action taken. 04 Check previously canceled. 06 Previous nonentitlement action (SF 1184). 07 No check issued.
  • 08 Followup processed. 09 Trace processedDD/EFT. 10 Invalid nonreceipt reason code. 2b Amount difference. 4b Duplicate tape claims submitted. 6b Duplicate payments issued. 7b Photo or status request processed. 9b Proof of payment was processed. 11 Nonentitlement claim processed. 12 Date of event subsequent to date of payment (nonentitlement's). Note: b-blank b. Each Target message disposition code must be reviewed for the action taken by the TDC. It may be necessary to resubmit the transaction, depending upon the disposition code. c. If a transaction is not to be resubmitted and the disposition code is 04, 07 or 09 then the correspondence and/or FL 4-340 or FL 4-340a will be removed from the pending file, annotated with disposition information and placed in the VA File folder. This document must remain in the VA File Folder for a minimum of 3 years. d. If the transaction disposition code from the TDC is not a reject or one of the above (04, 07, or 09), then it is an 01, 06, 08, 9b, 7b or 11 and further Treasury responses will follow. All documentation will remain in the pending file to await the final Treasury disposition. Upon final disposition, the FL 4-340, FL 4-340a or other correspondence will be removed from the pending file, annotated with disposition information and placed in the VA File Folder. This document must remain in the VA File Folder for a minimum of 3 years. e. The following transactions: 10, 2b, 4b, 6b and 12 are rejects and are to be resubmitted. 7B.08 TREASURY DIVISION OF CHECK CLAIMS AND DIVISION OF DATA PROCESSING PROCEDURES a. The Kansas City TDC and Austin TDC will transmit stop-payment action tapes to DCC, except DD/EFT payments. DDP will process the entitlement claims, nonentitlement claims and photocopy requests into the CP&R system to determine the payment status of the check. b. For every record entered into the CP&R system, the field station will receive a Treasury response in hardcopy form and the claim will be updated by Hines DPC. This status message will provide the payment status of the check and action to be taken by Treasury. The response will contain the following information: (1) DAS Number. Not presently used.
  • (2) DISP-CODE/DATE. Supplied by Treasury to indicate the payment status of the check and the action to be taken by Treasury. The date indicates when Treasury took the described action. The status message codes are as follows: (a) Initial Stop Edit Rejects, field station to correct and resubmit. 01-Rejected-resubmit stop with missing data. 02-Check description error-resubmit corrected stop. 03-Rejected-furnished date of death precludes action; resubmit Nonentitlement stop if check not received. 04-Rejected-unacceptable use of Deceased reason code; resubmit Nonentitlement stop if representative payee did not receive check. 05-Rejected-Nonnumeric data in numeric only field. 06-Rejected-invalid check date field. 07-Rejected-invalid stop reason code. 08-Rejected-invalid agency location code. 09-Rejected-invalid account/output indicator. (b) Paid Status 11-Paid-photocopy and claim to follow for nonentitlement claims (for entitlement claims documentation direct from DCC). 12-Paid-substitute issued before status. 13-Paid-DCC reclamation; no photocopy to agency. 14-Paid-photocopy to follow to field station. 15-Paid-certified photocopy to follow to field station. 16-Paid status. 17-Paid-endorsement may prohibit claims action; photocopy and claim to follow to payee or addressee. 18-Paid-statute of limitations expired; no photocopy available. (c) Outstanding Status 31-Outstanding-substitute check issued. 32-Outstanding-check canceled; agency credit to follow. 33-Outstanding-no photocopy. 34-Outstanding status. 35-Outstanding-substitute check issued before status, only for mass loss. (d) Subsequent Stop Rejected
  • 51-Duplicate stop-resubmit Substitute Nonreceipt if payee still claims nonreceipt. 52-Rejected-unacceptable use of stop reason code. 53-Duplicate stop-do not resubmit this claim. 54-Rejected-no substitute check issued because initial stop found paid status. 55-Rejected-outstanding check not canceled-no issue reported for check, contact disbursing office. Resubmit stop when issue is recorded. (e) Payments Payments-Over-Cancellations-AR to be system generated in 60 days: 61-Payment-over-cancellation reversal of previous agency credit-photocopy and claim will be sent from Hines DPC. 62-Payment-over-cancellation reversal of previous agency credit-photocopy used for DCC reclamation on Deceased stop. 63-Payment-over-cancellation reversal of previous agency credit-photocopy and claim to follow endorsement may prohibit claims action. (f) Payment Reject Status 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44 Payment exception-DCC will investigate and advise. No action to be taken by field station at this time. (g) Two Payments-AR to be system generated in 60 days. 91-Both checks paid-charge to agency; photocopies and claim to follow. (h) Three Payments-AR to be system generated in 60 days: 93-Third payment against check; charge to agency with photocopies and claim to follow. 7B.09 ACTION TAKEN BY TREASURY WHEN THE CHECK HAS NOT BEEN PAID a. Substitute checks mill be issued by the Treasury. b. Credit. (1) A credit will be issued to the agency, agency location code 36000201, when the payment is outstanding on a nonentitlement claim. The credit will be recorded in the 36F3880, Budget Clearing Account, by the DCC. (2) DCC will prepare an SF 1081, Voucher and Schedule of Withdrawals and Credits, and mail it to the Hines DPC. 7B.10 ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE CHECK HAS BEEN PAID DCC will process all documentation, including claim forms, photocopies and SF 1081 charges and credits either directly to the payee for cases involving nonreceipt or to the Hines DPC for distribution of all hardcopy data to the applicable field station. All completed documentation for DAS messages 40, 41,
  • 42, 43, 44, 61, 62, 63, 91 and 93 will be processed by the field station directly to the Hines DPC.All other completed documentation will be returned by the field station to the DCC. a. Action Taken When a Photocopy of the Paid Check Is Available Within 60 Days (1) When the payment status of the original check in Treasury's CP&R system is "paid," the Status Message of the DAS will so indicate. The Status Message will advise that the check has been paid; and if applicable based on the stop reason code used, that a photocopy of the paid check, TFS Form 1133, Claim Against the United States for the Proceeds of a Government Check (see fig. 7A.05), and a Claims Document (see fig. 7A.06) will be provided by the DCC. (2) Photocopies of paid checks will be generally obtained by Treasury within 60 days. If the photocopy is not available within 60 days, a modified TFS Form 1133 will be provided which will have the appropriate statements manually deleted from the form. See subparagraph b(l)(a) below for alternative procedure when using the modified TFS Form 1133. (3) Photocopies and TFS Form 1133 will not be sent to the Hines DPC in "deceased payee" cases (that is, the payee died before the issue date of the check and the negotiation of the check must therefore be erroneous). In deceased payee cases, the DCC will seek recovery of the claimed amount from the banking system and credit the agency in the amount that is recovered. This pertains to claim code "E", "F", "T", or "U." (4) All other photocopies, TFS Form 1133 and Claims Documents will come through the Hines DPC. Any correspondence with the DCC should be sent to the Hines DPC for these cases. b. Action Taken When a Photocopy of the Paid Check Is Not Available Within 60 Days (1) Payee Is Claiming Nonreceipt (a) When the photocopy of the paid check is unavailable after 60 days, the DCC will send a modified TFS Form 1133, to the payee if the stop reason code indicated a nonreceipt situation. If the field station Finance activity has received the modified TFS Form 1133, the Finance activity must mail the form to the payee to determine whether the payee continues to allege noninvolvement. Upon receipt of the completed modified TFS Form 1133, the field station Finance activity will review the form for completeness and forward it to the Hines DPC. (b) The DCC will adjudicate the claim and issue credit for the amount of the check if the claim is in order. The credit can be used to offset a previously established account receivable or to pay the claimant. The DCC will continue to attempt to retrieve the photocopy of the paid check and, if retrieved, will reverse the credit to the agency. The agency will then follow the procedure described in paragraph a above. (2) Unavailable Photocopy
  • In situations involving claims of nonreceipt (deceased payee, nonentitlement, lost or stolen-endorsed, photocopy requests, certified photocopy requests, and status requests), the unavailability of a photocopy of the paid check will not result in credit being passed. When the photocopy of the paid check is unavailable after 60 days, the Division of Check Claims will notify the Hines DPC that no further action can be taken by Treasury. c. Action Taken When the Original Check Is Paid After a Cancellation. A cancellation of an original check will be reversed if the original check is subsequently presented for payment. The Hines DPC will receive a photocopy of the paid check, a TFS Form 1133 and Claims Document. The Hines DPC Finance Division will return the duplicate copy of the Claims Document to the field station. The Hines DPC Budget Clearing Account 36F3880 will be charged. d. Claims Action (1) Filing a Claim (a) The field station Finance activity will mail the TFS Form 1133 to the payee for completion, along with the photocopy of the check. Mailing labels will be provided on the Claims Document to facilitate contact between the field station Finance activity and the payee. Upon return the TFS Form 1133 will be reviewed for completeness: 1. All questions have been answered. 2. The payee (or both payees if the check is drawn jointly) has signed the claim. 3. The payees signature, if made by mark, has been witnessed. (b) The TFS Form 1133, Claims Document and the photocopy will then be forwarded to the Hines DPC Finance Division. The documents will be reviewed and forward to the DCC. (c) In instances where the payee does not wish to process a claim the DCC requests the payee destroy the TFS Form 1133. Where the payee does not return the TFS Form 1133, DCC will not take further action. If the payee states that he or she never lived or received mail at the check address, the field station Finance activity must determine whether the check was mailed to and received by a person of the same name residing at the check address; if so, DCC has no legal basis to recover from the endorsers. (2) Determining the Payment Status of Replacement Check. Under certain circumstances it will be necessary to determine the payment status of the replacement check before filing a claim. Those circumstances arise when: (a) a replacement payment has been made, (b) the original check is paid, and (c) the payee admits that he or she negotiated the original, but denies receiving the replacement check. Under these circumstances, the Finance activity submits a nonentitlement claim on the replacement check using the stop reason code "J" for nonentitlement. If the replacement check has not been negotiated, the Hines DPC will be advised by the DCC of the paid check, a TFS Form 1133 and a Claims Document will follow the Treasury DAS message. In instances when the payee continues to deny involvement in the negotiation of the replacement
  • check, the field station Finance activity must file a completed TFS Form 1133 on the replacement check. (3) DCC Adjudication (a) The DCC analyzes the payees signature and other information on the TFS Form 1133 to determine the validity of the claim. If the DCC determines that the payee was involved in the negotiation of the check, the claim is denied and the Hines DPC is notified by means of the Claims Disposition Notice. The field station Finance activity must initiate administrative collection action against the payee (see MP-4, p. IV, ch. 5). (b) If the payee does not appear to have been involved in the negotiation of the check, then the DCC will seek recovery through the banking system and forward the amount to the Hines DPC. When extenuating circumstances are present, the Claims Disposition Notice will advise that further investigation is necessary and an updated copy will indicate final action. SECTION C. USE OF THE TFS FORM 3864, AGENCY RECERTIFICATION FOLLOWUP 7C.01 GENERAL After field stations have submitted an SF 1184, Unavailable Check Cancellation, in accordance with either section A or B of this chapter, Treasury will respond with a status message and other appropriate documentation. In some instances, field stations may not receive an appropriate response or documentation. When this occurs, a TFS Form 3864, Agency Recertification Followup, should be submitted. Other instances when this followup form should be submitted and its preparation are detailed below in this section. a. Field stations submitting hard copy SFs 1184 should submit the TFS Form 3864 via the same route the original SF 1184 was submitted, either directly to the Department of the Treasury's Check Claims Group (CCG), Hyattsville, Maryland 20788, or indirectly through the CALM processing center, VADPC Austin. Field stations submitting automated SFs 1184 (VDT system) should submit the TFS Form 3864 and a copy of the Recertification Monthly History Report (RMHR) which was used to complete Part A, to VADPC Hines Finance (201/047F4E), Lock Box 66303, AMF O'Hare, IL 60666. The VADPC will review the TFS Form 3864 to determine that it is properly completed, and then forward the TFS Form 3864 to the CCG. b. The TFS Form 3864 is a three-ply form composed of three parts: (1) Part A: Stop Request Information. (2) Part B: Agency Reason for Follow-up. (3) Part C: CCG Response to Agency. c. The TFS Form 3864 will be used to follow up on SFs 1184 submitted with the Stop Reason Codes of A, E, J, K, S, and U. Further detail as to when to submit a followup is provided below. 7C.02 TFS Form 3864, AGENCY RECERTIFICATION FOLLOWUP
  • This is a three-part, two-way Treasury form issued with an original and two copies (see fig. 7C.01). When submitted, it must be typed. The data elements to complete Part A of the form will be obtained from the submitted SF 1184, the Daily Advice of Status (DAS), the Claims Document, the hard copy Treasury Response S14 screen, or the (RMHR). All elements must be completed. a. Part A: Stop Request Information (1) Check Symbol No.: From SF 1184, DAS, the hard copy S14 screen, or RMHR. (2) Check Serial No.: From SF 1184, DAS, the hard copy S14 screen, or RMHR. (3) Check Date: From SF 1184, DAS, the hard copy S14 screen or RMHR. (4) Check Amount: From SF 1184, DAS, the hard copy S14 screen or RMHR. (5) Stop Reason Code: From SF 1184, DAS, the hard copy S14 screen or RMHR. (6) DAS Date: The "As of" Date from the DAS or the "Treasury Date Processed" from the hard copy Treasury Response S14 screen. (7) Status Code: From SF 1184, DAS or message number from the S14 screen or RMHR. (8) Payee Name: From SF 1184, DAS, the hard copy S14 screen or RMHR. (9) Agency/Payee ID No.: DAS or Claim No. and payee No. from the S14 screen. (10) Agency Location Code (ALC): From SF 1184, DAS or use 36000201 for automated SFs 1184. (11) Agency Reference No.: (a) Automated Input. From SF 1184, DAS or for VDT input, it is Claim number, followed by payee number, followed by one position benefit type followed by four position check date year ("19XX"), followed by the month and day of the check (must be four positions, MMDD), followed by a space, followed by the three position regional office number of the submitting regional office. (b) Manual Input. The field station will use the same reference number that was used on SF 1184 or the DAS (see fig. 7C.01). b. Part B: Agency Reason For Followup. The station will complete this section of the TFS Form 3864. The conditions/circumstances used to determine whether to submit a followup, the timeframe which must have elapsed, and any special instructions to be followed are detailed below: (1) "Duplicate Stop" Message Received From Second Stop; Furnish Status of First Stop Request (see Figure 7A.03, Status Message Code 53). When the station receives this status message (53), the status of the first stop should be requested. (a) Condition. The following sequence of events must have taken place before a followup is initiated on a "Duplicate Stop" message:
  • 1. The station must have submitted the first stop to the Disbursing Activity (Check Claims Group). 2. The station did not receive an answer on a DAS or S14 screen within 21 days. 3. After 21 days, a second stop request was submitted to the Disbursing Activity. 4. The second stop request generated a DAS "Duplicate Stop," Status Message Code 53, indicating that the initial stop is in the Stop System. Note: If the initial stop request did not get into the Stop System, (see Figure 7A. 03, Status Message Codes 1 A through 9A), the second stop request should generate a DAS with a different status message. (b) Timeframe. The station will submit a followup immediately upon receipt of "Duplicate Stop Message." For the automated system, a followup will be sent if no Treasury response is received within 31 days. (2) Status of Exception Processing Requested (see Figure 7A.03, Status Message Codes. Status Message Codes 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44 are codes which indicate that your station will receive information by mail after the CCG manually follows up on the claim. (a) Condition. The following must have taken place before a followup is initiated. The station receives a DAS item in the exception category; that is, Payment Reject Status Codes 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44 Miscellaneous stop Exceptions. (b) Timeframe. The station will submit a followup 90 days from the receipt of the DAS or S14 Treasury Response containing Status Message Codes 40 and 41. (3) Items to be Provided Based on Status Code Message Have Not Been Received. When the station receives the status message codes 11, 14, or 15, the station will submit a followup. (a) Condition. Agency received DAS showing that the check was paid and that Treasury CCG would forward certain items to the Agency. (b) Timeframe. Submit followup no earlier than 90 days from receipt of DAS. (4) Claims Document Received (a) Photocopy of the paid check not received (and claim form not received). 1. Condition. The station has received a DAS or Treasury Response but has not received the check photocopy and claim form (when claim form is applicable). 2. Timeframe. Submit followup immediately upon receipt of the Claims Document without the necessary attachments. 3. Instruction. Complete TFS Form 3864 by placing a check mark in Items 4, 4a, and 4b. (b) Claim Form Not Received 1. Condition. The station has received check photocopy without claim form (when claim form is applicable).
  • 2. Timeframe. Submit followup immediately receipt of check photocopy without the claim. 3. Instruction. Complete TFS Form 3864 by placing a check mark in Items 4 and 4b. (c) Photocopy of the paid check not received 1. Condition. The station received a claim form without check photocopy. 2. Timeframe. The station will submit a followup immediately upon receipt of a claim form without a check photocopy. 3. Instruction. Complete TFS Form 3864 by placing a check mark in Items 4 and 4a. (d) Wrong Check Photocopy Received 1. Condition. The check photocopy has a different check symbol and serial number from the information reflected on the DAS or Claims Document. 2. Timeframe. Submit a followup immediately upon receipt of check photocopy with different check symbol and serial number from the one reflected on the DAS or Claims Document and return the wrong check photocopy to CCG. 3. Instruction. Complete TFS Form 3864 by placing a check mark in items 4 and 4c. (5) Claims Document Indicating Overpayment Received (see Status Message Codes 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 91, and 93). The station will receive an SF 1081, Voucher and Schedule of Withdrawals and Credits, (paper or tape chargeback) charging an overpayment to the Agency. The station will submit a Followup immediately upon receipt of the SF 1081 (if manual SF 1184 submitted) and Claims Document if one of the following four circumstances occur. (a) Photocopy of the Paid Check Not Received 1. Condition. The station receives an SF 1081 without check photocopy(s). 2. Timeframe. The station may immediately submit TFS Form 3864 placing a check mark in Items 5 and 5a. (b) Claims Form Not Received 1. Condition. The station received an SF 1081 without claim form (not applicable for Stop Reason Code E or T or when the Claims Document states that no check photocopy can be obtained). Nonentitlement stop reason code items will be charged back to the station even when check photocopy(s) can not be obtained. 2. Timeframe. The station may submit a TFS Form 3864 immediately, placing a check mark in Items 5 and 5b. (c) Photocopy of the Paid Check Not Received (and claim form not received when claim form applicable)
  • 1. Condition. The station receives an SF 1081 without check photocopy(s) and Claim Form (when claim form is applicable). 2. Timeframe. The station may submit a followup immediately, placing a check mark in Items 5, 5a, and 5b of the TFS-Form 3864. (d) Wrong Check Photocopy(s) Received 1. Condition. The station receives SF 1081 with wrong check photocopy(s). 2. Timeframe. The station may submit a TFS form 3864 immediately, placing a check mark in Items 5, 5c, and 11 (Other) of the TFS Form 3864. In "Other" state whether the check photocopy problem involves a wrong payee or a wrong check symbol and serial number. The station will return the wrong check photocopy(s) to TDC. (6) Completed Claim Form Submitted (MM DD YY) ; Claims Disposition Notice Not Received. (date) (a) Condition. A completed claim form has been forwarded to the CCG and no CCG response has been received and the station still needs a response. (b) Timeframe. The station will submit a followup no earlier than 60 days from the date the claim is forwarded to CCG. (Enter date claim form forwarded to CCG on TFS Form 3864.) (7) Final Claims Disposition Notice Not Received. Copy of Previous Claims Disposition Notice Attached (a) Condition. Previous Claims Disposition Notice (CDN) received from CCG indicating the need for investigation or refund from bank before authorizing settlement or determining claim validity, but final CDN not received. The station needs a final disposition. (b) Timeframe. The station will submit a followup no earlier than 120 days from date of last CDN which indicates Settlement Not Recommended, Pending Investigation. (c) Timeframe. The station will submit a followup no earlier than 210 days from date of last CDN which indicates Settlement Not Recommended, Pending Refund From Presenting Bank. (8) Cancellation Credit For Outstanding Check Not Received (a) Condition. If a DAS S14 Treasury Response has advised the station that an outstanding check was canceled and the credit has not been received, Status Message Code 32, a followup will be submitted by the ALC. (b) Timeframe. The station will submit the followup no earlier than 21 days from receipt of DAS (Sl4) Treasury response. (9) Reclamation Credit Not Received; CDN Dated (MMDDYY). The station will submit a followup if one of the following two circumstances occur. (a) Credit Not Received-Nonentitlement Other Than Deceased
  • 1. Condition. The station has not received a credit from CCG where the settlement is authorized and Treasury was to request refund from the presenting bank. 2. Timeframe. The station will submit a followup no earlier than 210 days from receipt of CDN. (b) Credit Not Received-Nonentitlement Deceased Case 1. Condition. The station has not received a credit from CCG as a result of a deceased payee case when Treasury was to request a refund from the presenting bank. 2. Timeframe. The station will submit a followup no earlier than 1 year from the receipt of the DAS. (10) No Response To Previous Followup, Copy Attached (a) Condition. Previous followup submitted by the station, and no response was received. (b) Timeframe. The station will submit a second TFS Form 3864 no earlier than 30 days after the previous followup (attach copy of first followup to second followup). (11) OTHER-Item 11, Other, will be used to further clarify Items 1 through 9 or to explain when Items 1 through 9 do not apply. c. Part C: CCG Response To Agency (1) The CCG will check the appropriate block in reply to the station's followup and will also complete Item 9, OTHER, if a further explanation is warranted. (2) Only when the CCG cannot furnish an immediate response will Item 8 be used. If Item 9 is checked, further response will be provided by the station within 30 days. d. QUESTIONS: Refer questions on this issue to VA Central Office, Benefits Payment Policy Division (047F2). Input Benefit Type for TFS 3864 Benefit Type CPL 1 CPD 2 CH 31 3 CH 34 4 CH 35 5 903 and CH 32 6 REPS 9 JOBS J